Boardrooms in Singapore still lagging in gender diversity

When it comes to female representation in the corporate boardroom, Singapore still trails most key cities in Asia, says global recruitment firm Hays. -BT

Bill Gates still world's richest man, Forbes says

The Microsoft co-founder's fortune increased $3.2 billion since last year to $79.2 billion (S$108.1 billion). -AFP

Facebook bid to help SMEs in Thailand

With the high rate of mobile-device usage among Thais, more businesses were turning to Facebook to drive their strategies. -The Nation/ANN

Budget 2015: Families can help housewives 'reap benefits' from CPF

More e-learning options that stay-home mothers can access from home, so that they can keep their skills updated. -My Paper

1 in 10 flats resold within a year after reaching 5-year MOP

This is in contrast to 2013, when only 5.5 per cent of flats were resold within a year of reaching the MOP. -My Paper

Live in style and harmony

A new book celebrates sustainable living by featuring 26 homes in Singapore. -ST

Fine art of taxation, a la S’pore and HK

But other factors matter to investors, talent too: Experts -ST

Training providers expect higher demand for courses

Boost likely with SkillsFuture push, but experts warn quality could suffer. -ST

'Even at 80, you can learn with SkillsFuture Credit'

Over $1 billion a year from now till 2020 will be poured into continued education under Budget 2015's SkillsFuture plan. -ST

Home vacancy rates ‘may reach new highs’

Redas chief warns of falling prices with new properties set to hit market. -ST

China manufacturing shrinks again in February: Govt

China's manufacturing activity contracted for the 2nd straight month, highlighting weakness in the key sector as China's economic growth slows. -AFP

This year's best performing stock market is…Russia

The country's benchmark stock index has surged almost 27 per cent in the year-to-date. -CNBC

Apple's record close brings market cap to $775B

Apple's stock on Monday closed at a record, rising more than 2.7 percent to $133, and hitting a market cap of nearly $775 billion. -CNBC

Singapore Budget 2015: Personal income tax rebate of 50 per cent to benefit 1.5 million taxpayers

The cap has been set at S$1,000 to ensure that the benefits go mainly to the middle and upper-middle income groups. -BT

Singapore Budget 2015: Govt spending to hit 5-yr average of 19% of GDP

This is about 1 per cent of GDP higher than the revenues that Singapore has today, he said. -BT
 

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